Hybrid Resume Template
Note that this Hybrid resume template, and all
our samples are very basic and in no way do they represent what your own resume
could be and should be. Leave that to the professionals. With each sample page
I add a quick “how to” at the end that teaches you how to adjust these samples
to make them your own.
A hybrid resume
template focuses on skills and achievements first but unlike a functional
format it combines detailed work/employment history as well, including exact
dates. The reader can see at a glance not only a job-seeker’s key skills but
also where and when they acquired them.
A Hybrid resume template - combine all your efforts in this effective format
A simple Hybrid Resume Template to guide your way.
- Firstly, set aside several
hours to build a resume.
- You will need quiet
space and a computer with Word (recommended) or similar.
- Set the tone. Do your
homework. Are you
applying for a similar role, are you experienced in the job that you seek or is
this a career change? These are questions you need to ask to tailor your resume.
- Set the framework. Think
about your work history
and quickly jot down the positions you’ve held, whom you worked for and the
dates you worked there. Double check details and spelling to ensure accuracy.
Go back five years - or more if you have stayed in the current job for several
- Flesh out your work
history using job descriptions
for each. If they are not available, you will have to work from memory. Your
job is to expand on your duties.
- I cannot stress the importance of “fully” detailing your duties. It helps
the employer understand exactly what you can do, and it helps you understand
your strengths as well.
- Ensure the layout
is attractive (check through the samples for inspiration). Do
not use photographs unless your job requires it. Strive for two to three pages (less for the
- You now have all the information you
need to write a compelling summary
outlining your strengths (see examples).
This paragraph goes at the beginning.
- If you have identified specific
skills, you can add bullet points
shortly following the summary i.e., Advanced Microsoft Suite Experience etc.
- Are you happy with the result? Good. Now proofread and have a trusted friend proofread it with
you. Then check it again.
And don’t forget a well-written cover letter using your
strengths to target the role on offer.
You’re worth it!
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